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Phoonk (2008)

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An atheist is forced to consult an exorcist after his daughter shows signs of being possessed.

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Cast overview:
Sudeep ...
Rajiv
Amruta Khanvilkar ...
Arati
Ahsaas Channa ...
Raksha (as Ehsaan)
Ashwini Khalsekar ...
Madhu (as Ashwini Kalsekar)
K.K. Raina ...
Dr. Pandey
Ganesh Yadav ...
Vinay Dev
Shrey Bawa ...
Rohan
Jyoti Subhash ...
Amma
Kenny Desai ...
Anshuman
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Dr. Seema Walke
Anu Ansari ...
Laxmi
Shankar Sachdev ...
Shyam
Haider Javed ...
Bharat Kaul ...
Mandar
Geetanjali Rao ...
Teacher
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Wealthy Mumbai-based Rajiv while carrying out excavation comes across an ancient statute of Bhagwan Shri Ganpati. His workers request him to build a small temple, but he refuses although his family, including his mother and wife, Arati, & maid, Laxmi, worship a variety of Hindu Deities including Satyanarayan Devji and Bhagwan Shri Hanuman. When Rajiv finds that two of his associates, Anshuman and Madhu, have embezzled money, he humiliates and fires them on the spot. Madhu decides to avenge this humiliation by putting Rajiv's daughter, Raksha, under a black magic spell. The family calls in Dr. Pandey - who does not find anything physically wrong with her but hastily changes his mind after re-examining her at their residence, and calls in Psychiatrist Seema Walke. Arati and her mother-in-law are convinced that Raksha is possessed and call in a Tantri, but Rajiv decides to admit her in a hospital under the care of the aforementioned doctors. He will soon regret this decision after a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Few Words about Phoonk
15 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Its not so scary. A lot of hype was given to this movie because of the contest in which the participant had to view the movie alone in the theater. A strictly one time watch on a DVD.

I'm not going to go much into the story as it is simply about a non- believer being haunted by the supernatural and his family.

Performances are good. Background Score, Visuals, camera angles etc were supposed to play a major role in a movie which was made to scare the audience. However, all of these were strictly OK.

Some Facts Related to the Movie: There was even another contest where participants were supposed to submit their real life experience horror story. This was all on the Phoonk website www.phoonk.in which is now non-existent. However the sad thing about the second contest was that the winners were intimidated over the email but never announced on the website and were also officially never given the price money. I'm one of them.

All in all a one time watch movie which doesn't completely fail to impress as a horror movie.


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